Janitors Working for Compass Canada at Loyalist College Win Sick Days, a Wage Boost, and a Pension in Latest Round of Negotiations

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“This really gives me peace of mind. It feels great to have sick days, better pay and some retirement security.”

BELLEVILLE, Ontario — Loyalist College janitors unionized with SEIU Local 2 have reached an agreement with their employer and now have sick days, higher wages, and a pension.

Janitors working at Loyalist College in Belleville are celebrating a newly ratified contract with their employer, Compass Canada. SEIU Local 2 janitors entered bargaining with major concerns around the lack of sick days and low wages. The new contract addresses these concerns by including sick days, a wage boost, and the beginning of an employer-supported pension plan.

Tina Hyderman, janitor working at Loyalist College, speaks to what this contract means to her: “This really gives me peace of mind. It feels great to have sick days, better pay and some retirement security.”

Tina Hyderman poses in front of Loyalist College, where she works the night shift

Janitors are looking forward to these improved working conditions as they continue preparing the campus for the return of students. 

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Slim Gedeon

People say that we are important but do they really treat us that way? We should be getting higher pay

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We should be given some recognition for taking this risk by at least increasing our wages

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